Commack girl dances for doctors following successful kidney transplant surgery

Emily Alanko returned to Cohen’s Children’s Hospital, where she got the transplant, and thanked doctors who helped make it possible.

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2024, 4:26 PM

Updated 6 days ago

Share:

A Commack girl is back on the dance floor doing what she loves after undergoing kidney transplant surgery.
Emily Alanko was born with one kidney that wasn’t functioning properly due to a rare genetic disorder.
Earlier this year, the 11-year-old’s brother, Dr. Daniel Alanko, donated a kidney to his sister.
Emily returned to Cohen’s Children’s Hospital where she got the transplant and thanked doctors who helped make it possible.
Emily performed a dance for the doctors who helped save her life to say thank you.


More from News 12